Campus Stories

For the Record, April 18, 2014
For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty, staff, students and alumni.
Building leadership skills
The Blue Hen Leadership Program, the three-tiered student leadership certification program sponsored by the University Student Centers, completed its second annual alternate spring break trip March 31-April 5.
'Lamb watch'
Several UD Department of Animal and Food Sciences students spent the beginning of the spring semester on "lamb watch."
One-stop learning
UD's new Professional Development Center for Educators will provide school districts a consolidated package of professional development programs in core subjects and instructional practices.
Lab Week activities
The University of Delaware will celebrate Medical Laboratory Professionals Week from April 20-26.
Earth Week 2014
The University of Delaware's Earth Week Working Group of the Sustainability Task Force has announced the schedule of events for Earth Week 2014.
Student writing contest
The University of Delaware Department of Philosophy is sponsoring a student writing contest, which is open to all UD undergraduates.
PT photo contest
UD physical therapy students are in a contest with other programs across the country to see which can get the most "likes" on Facebook for a picture that was submitted to the American Physical Therapy Association Reach 100 Photo Contest.
Food Smart Families
UD Cooperative Extension will set out to provide 2,500 children ages 8-12 with 10 hours of nutrition, physical activity and shopping savvy education by Oct. 31 thanks to funds awarded by ConAgra Foods to the National 4-H Council.
UDaB trips return
UD Alternative Breaks participants have returned from service projects around the country. They will share their experiences during a Return Event at 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, in the Perkins Student Center.
New 'UD Messenger'
The new University of Delaware Messenger, a magazine for alumni, parents and friends, can be viewed online.
General Faculty, Faculty Senate meetings
Meetings of the General Faculty and the Faculty Senate were held consecutively Monday, April 7, in Gore Hall.
Stress Less Week
Active Minds at the University of Delaware will host Stress Less Week starting April 21.
AGcelerate
The AGcelerate program in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is providing support to freshmen.
Acclaimed films
WHYY and ITVS Community Cinema are partnering with the University of Delaware's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in Wilmington to present three acclaimed PBS documentaries this spring.
Legacy Receptions
The University of Delaware Alumni Association will host two Legacy Receptions, on April 12 and April 19, for alumni whose children have been admitted to the University.
Projects, partners
On Mondays in April, a lunchtime series at UD's Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory will highlight community engagement activities by UD faculty, staff and students.
Islam Awareness Week
UD's Muslim Student Association sets Islam Awareness Week April 14-19.
Wednesday music
The Student Centers Programming Advisory Board will offer a "Tunes in Trabant" series this spring, presenting acoustic musicians at the University of Delaware's Trabant University Center.
Watershed investment
Under a grant from the William Penn Foundation, The Nature Conservancy in Delaware and UD's Water Resources Agency are conducting a feasibility study on the implementation of a "water fund."
Commencement speaker
Vice President Joe Biden will deliver the Commencement address at UD on May 31. The 165th Commencement ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. in Delaware Stadium, rain or shine.
Trendy Hens
UD's social media team and UDress Magazine held a photo shoot designed to inspire the fashion-conscious this spring.
Diversity talks
The University of Delaware Center for the Study of Diversity has announced a late spring series of Diversity Brown Bag talks.
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